I want to talk about something as old as me - Kegel exercises. First published in 1948 by Dr. Arnold Kegel, these exercises were designed to help aging people who had pelvic problems. FYI: Elvis the Pelvis had nothing to do with this particular pelvic exercise.
Kegel exercises are pretty simple. You can do them any time, anywhere, without anyone ever knowing you are doing them. You can stand, sit, or lie down. The more you exercise, the more they will help. For men, the real Kegel’s might improve bladder control and improve sexual performance, and for women they might help incontinence and improve sex. Kegel exercises help individuals of all ages.
Why am I talking about Kegel exercises? I believe we can also perform spiritual Kegel exercises. Just as the physical Kegel exercises are designed to help relieve physical aches and pains, spiritual Kegel exercises help relieve spiritual aches and pains.
To begin with, do your spiritual Kegel exercises first thing in the morning. And remember, a positive attitude is very important. I suggest starting the day with, “Good morning, Lord!” rather than the horrible, “Good Lord, morning?” If we listen to the Word then we know it says, "This is the day the Lord has made, rejoice in it..." as well as "The joy of the Lord is my strength." We need to exercise our rejoicing multiple times during the day in order to help us increase in the Lord's strength.
Spiritual rejoicing exercises can be done anytime and in any position. People around us will never know. You don't have to say "Praise the Lord" out loud and irritate the heathens. Sometimes saying things out loud even irritates me as I don't believe Jesus walked around saying "Praise the Lord." and "Amen" 24/7.
You are probably wondering how I am going to work sex into this exercise gig, right? Let’s think intimacy rather than sex. Hollywood sells sex. God sells intimacy. For a great example, read what King Solomon (smartest man that ever lived besides Jesus) says about intimacy in the Song of Solomon. There is a Hebrew word (e.g. Gen 19.8) that God uses throughout the Bible to mean different things. Sometimes He says we are to "know" Him. This is the same word mentioned earlier and means extreme intimacy, not intellectually knowing. We are to know Him, not just to know about Him. This would be the closest example to sex that I know between the Creator and the created.
The important thing to remember is to rejoice in all things, at all times, to increase your strength for the work of the ministry which is to know our God. The third and last book Solomon wrote as an old man was Ecclesiastes. He ended with what he learned after having it all: fear God and keep His commandments. That’s a great exercise.